Can intervention forces impose peace and stability while being hampered by chaos, crime, and violence?
What methods were used in Sierra Leone to overcome the genocide and restore long lasting peace, and can the US and Co learn from the tactics used by the British?
In April the United Nations authorised the intervention of a further 10,000 soldiers to the Central African Republic. Alongside the 2,000 strong French force dispatched in late November 2013 and the 6,000 African Union troops code-named MISCA (Mission internationale de soutien à la Centrafrique sous conduite africaine) this will come to form some 18,000 men positioned in the Central African Republic (CAR) which is beset by violence. Since February 2014 the violence has been defined by some as ethnic cleansing and genocidal violence. The question is will this military intervention work?
Military interventions in Africa have become increasingly prudent since the disasters of the 1990s in Somalia and Rwanda which proved a shameful experience for the United States in the former and the latter for French foreign policy.
The increase in military muscle on the ground indicates a number of negatives and positives. A criticism would be that it was…
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